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Cook County’s Top Watchdog Suing Berrios For Ignoring Subpoena

Cook County Inspector General Patrick Blanchard says Joe Berrios has been dodging a subpoena for nearly a year. Now Blanchard is taking the Cook County Assessor to court.

06/12/2013

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County Inspector General Wants Answers About Commissioners’ Expense Accounts

Cook County commissioners reportedly ran up more than $98,000 in expenses without providing a shred of paperwork.

WBBM Newsradio–09/27/2012

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Report: County Highway Workers Dumped Chemicals At Maintenance Yards

A new report accuses Cook County highway workers of dumping chemicals at maintenance yards.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2011

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County Inspectors Accused Of Taking Cigarette Tax Bribes

Two Cook County revenue investigators have been fired for allegedly accepting “thousands” of dollars in bribes — hush money from convenience stores and other outlets selling cigarettes without paying the local tobacco tax.

10/20/2011

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County Official Fired For Improper Fundraising

A Cook County human resources official has been fired after an inspector general’s probe found she told several county employees last year that they were expected to donate $100 in campaign cash to outgoing Board President Todd Stroger.

01/20/2011